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What’s new in the Algarve in 2018?2017 saw Portugal and the Algarve winning many tourism awards, and we welcomed more visitors than ever before with hotels and private rental accommodation selling out at the height of the season. The Algarve is once again a thriving holiday hotspot, and that’s a very positive thing for both local business and tourism.

CLICK HERE to read about some of the exciting, new developments and improvements that you can look forward to in 2018.

Preserve your car paint. Protect your investment.Stars & Friends Car Detailing offers a full spectrum of services for the restoration, preservation and ongoing care of your vehicles' exterior and interior. A car is often let down by defects on the paint that have built up over a period of time, such as random deep scratches, bird/bug dropping marks, holograms, cobwebbing, swirl marks and other fine scratches. These defects are commonly incurred by incorrect hand washing, automated car washes or just lack of care as well as the natural aging process.

The Best Mix of Portuguese Music, Bands, Fans and Culture ...... presented in English Unpublished`Tosta Mista´, the newest Portuguese music discovery radio show to target the International marketplace has landed in North America, the UK & further.

Well known Portuguese journalist and music guru Álvaro Costa together with International Development and music consultancy firm The Portugal Music Scene have teamed up with RTP Radio Antena 3 in Portugal and idobi.com to launch this intuitive internet radio show.

‘The happy issue!’Read the January 2018 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘The happy issue!’
In it: lots of fun and happiness! Like horse riding on Praia do Garrão, improving your mood with flowers, dancing on the beach with balloons and three Algarve-based activities that produce an instant shot of joy. 
What makes you happy? For yoga teacher Sanne Theben Terville it’s yoga and meditation, whereas expat Kinga Lundblad is most content when exploring the Algarvian countryside and squeezing her own orange juice. Others get their pleasure from skinny-dipping, singing Fado or helping stray dogs. 

Ocean3“We would like to invite you to the Ocean Restaurant and will value your opinion on the experience.”

This is exactly the sort of email that I dream of. A chance to experience a Michelin two-star restaurant at a resort I already know and love - Vila Vita Parc, near Armação de Pêra whose management must have heard that it was I, dear reader, that once dined at the world’s best restaurant in the history of all restaurants, El Bulli.

Top Ten Retirement Destinations In The WorldOf all the cities, towns and regions of the top ten retirement destinations listed by Live and Invest Overseas for 2017, Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, took the lead for the fourth year in a row, followed by Malta’s capital city, Valetta, for the second consecutive year.

“I’m not surprised by the outcome of the list as these destinations tick all the right boxes,” says James Bowling, chief executive officer of leading residency and citizenship by investment facilitator, Monarch&Co.

RecreativaSmallOlhão’s Christmas market starts this Friday, 8th December at 11:00am in the Recreativa building, near the Church in the Avenida da República.

This Christmas market has been organised by the newly formed arts and social organisation ‘Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14,’ based in this wonderful old building, which promises all sorts of hand-crafted products, works of art from local and foreign artists, plus food and other gifts and goodies to take home.